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Guide to the John Hone Scrapbooks
circa 1887-1911
 MS 302

New-York Historical Society
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hone, John, 1844-1915
Title: John Hone scrapbooks
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1887-1911
Abstract: The collection includes seven scrapbooks compiled by New York stockbroker John Hone (1844-1915), which date from about 1887 to about 1911. Generally, the volumes hold documents related to the various political, social and historical clubs Hone was a member of; the business and cultural institutions he was an officer or trustee of; his travels to Europe, Asia and South America, and summer vacations in Bar Harbor, Maine; and his various interests in political, financial, military, theatre/music, and family connections. The Manhattan Club (Democratic Party political club), Sons of the Revolution, and Veteran Corps of Artillery are among the well-represented organizations. Hone's family connections with August Belmont, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and others are also represented in the scrapbooks which hold invitation cards, dinner menus (often handwritten), event programs, pictorial works, clippings, some light correspondence, a few original photographs, and some Confederate currency.
Quantity: 6 Linear feet in 6 volumes and one folder
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are principally in English, but there are instances of Japanese, German, Spanish, French, and perhaps other languages in documents related to travel.
Call Phrase: MS 302